[OS X TeX] TeX on Yosemite

Richard Seguin riseguin at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 18 15:35:28 EDT 2014

> On Oct 18, 2014, at 12:18 PM, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:
> Richard,
>> On Oct 18, 2014, at 9:26 AM, Richard Seguin <riseguin at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> When typesetting math, a full page view of the PDF is very useful, but if the font smoothing is poor, the tiny letters and symbols become more difficult to read. I just rechecked, and it does seem that TeXShop is doing an adequate job of text smoothing, but Skim is currently sub-adequate on non-retina displays.
> I believe both TeXShop and Skim have their own preference setting called
> “Smooth Text and Line Art”. I recommend checking to see if this on in both,
> on in just one, or off in both. By probability theory incorrectly applied,
> the middle and desirable choice is most likely.
> Dick Koch


Font smoothing is turned on in both TeXShop and Skim. That option is clearly functioning in Skim because if you turn it off, it gets much worse. The problem is, it’s not quite good enough in Skim. And it doesn’t, and shouldn’t, matter if one is turned off and the other one turned on.


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